“My new Westport space is an open studio, meaning it’s a working art studio where the public can come in and see me work, see the paintings in process, and learn more about my thoughts behind the work and the evolution of each painting,” says artist Linda Colletta of her studio at 33 Elm St. “It is also a space for showing finished pieces in person, which is so important to really being able to appreciate the details and dimensions of artwork.”

The abstract artist and Parsons graduate, who held a pair of solo shows in Westport prior to the pandemic, says she was looking for a new venue to host a show, when she found, and fell in love with, the studio. “It was really the aesthetic of the space itself that sealed the deal, being right on the street and its gorgeous cement floors, high ceiling, giant windows—I just had to have it,” she says.

Along with seeing Colletta at work—the studio welcomes visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (open late Thursdays)—she’ll also be hosting monthly events through September.